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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cluster  \Clus"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  collect  into  a  cluster  or  clusters;  to  gather  into  a  bunch 
  or  close  body. 
 
  Not  less  the  bee  would  range  her  cells,  .  .  .  The 
  foxglove  cluster  dappled  bells.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Or  from  the  forest  falls  the  clustered  snow.  --Thomson. 
 
  {Clustered  column}  (Arch.),  a  column  which  is  composed,  or 
  appears  to  be  composed,  of  several  columns  collected 
  together. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cluster  \Clus"ter\,  n.  [AS.  cluster,  clyster;  cf  LG  kluster 
  (also  Sw  &  Dan.  klase  a  cluster  of  grapes,  D.  klissen  to  be 
  entangled?.)] 
  1.  A  number  of  things  of  the  same  kind  growing  together;  a 
  bunch. 
 
  Her  deeds  were  like  great  clusters  of  ripe  grapes, 
  Which  load  the  bunches  of  the  fruitful  vine. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  number  of  similar  things  collected  together  or  lying 
  contiguous;  a  group  as  a  cluster  of  islands.  ``Cluster 
  of  provinces.''  --Motley. 
 
  3.  A  number  of  individuals  grouped  together  or  collected  in 
  one  place  a  crowd;  a  mob. 
 
  As  bees  .  .  .  Pour  forth  their  populous  youth  about 
  the  hive  In  clusters.  --Milton. 
 
  We  loved  him  but  like  beasts  And  cowardly  nobles, 
  gave  way  unto  your  clusters,  Who  did  hoot  him  out  o' 
  the  city.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cluster  \Clus"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clustered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Clustering}.] 
  To  grow  in  clusters  or  assemble  in  groups;  to  gather  or  unite 
  in  a  cluster  or  clusters. 
 
  His  sunny  hair  Cluster'd  about  his  temples,  like  a 
  god's.  --Tennyson. 
 
  The  princes  of  the  country  clustering  together.  --Foxe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cluster 
  n  :  a  thick  grouping  of  similar  things  "a  bunch  of  trees";  "a 
  cluster  of  admirers"  [syn:  {bunch},  {clump}] 
  v  1:  come  together  as  in  a  cluster  or  flock;  "The  poets 
  constellate  in  this  town  every  summer"  [syn:  {constellate}, 
  {flock},  {clump}] 
  2:  gather  or  cause  to  gather  into  a  cluster;  "She  bunched  her 
  fingers  into  a  fist";  "The  students  bunched  up  at  the 
  registration  desk"  [syn:  {bunch},  {bunch  up},  {bundle},  {clump}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cluster 
 
    An  elementary  unit  of  allocation  of  a  disk  made 
  up  of  one  or  more  physical  {blocks}. 
 
  A  {file}  is  made  up  of  a  whole  number  of  possibly 
  non-contiguous  clusters.  The  cluster  size  is  a  tradeoff 
  between  space  efficiency  (the  bigger  is  the  cluster,  the 
  bigger  is  on  the  average  the  wasted  space  at  the  end  of  each 
  file)  and  the  length  of  the  {FAT}. 
 
  (1996-11-04) 
 
 




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